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Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Hop on over there to get a linky to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

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Opening sentence from The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa Al Aswany:

My wife finally understood I needed some time on my own . . .

My thoughts: hmmm – what’s he up to? Would you read on?

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Friday 56 photo Friday 56_zps0btxjm5r.jpg The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 (or 56% in your ereader) and find any sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Here’s an entry from page 56 of The Automobile Club of Egypt:

My life stretched before me like a long road, but I could see where it led. Then, suddenly, it changed course. It is strange how that can happen unexpectedly due to some small matter or a passing word, going down some street at a particular hour or turning right instead of left or appearing late for work and bumping into someone–any such thing has the potential to change everything.

Intriguing! What are your thoughts?

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7 Comments to

“Friday Link-Ups – 06May16: THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF EGYPT”

  1. On May 6th, 2016 at 8:23 pm Laura Thomas Says:

    Sounds like something I’d enjoy. I sure can relate to the excerpt.

    My Friday 56 from Assassin’s Heart

  2. On May 6th, 2016 at 9:04 pm Debbie Says:

    I think a lot of us can relate, Laura – and that is what makes the excerpt so intriguing for me. 🙂

    Welcome to Exurbanis!

  3. On May 7th, 2016 at 11:06 pm Elizabeth (Silver's Reviews) Says:

    I like the beginning.

    Love the cover too.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  4. On May 8th, 2016 at 6:56 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks for dropping by, Elizabeth.

  5. On May 8th, 2016 at 9:48 pm Freda Says:

    That 56 pulled me right into the story, but I love the cover! Have a great week ahead!

  6. On May 10th, 2016 at 3:12 pm Lauren @ Always Me Says:

    I’ve never heard of this before, but I’m certainly intrigued now. 🙂
    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  7. On May 10th, 2016 at 5:46 pm Debbie Says:

    I’d had never heard of it, either, Lauren, until I saw it when I was browsing at the book store. The cover and the title intrigued me, so I actually bought it!

    Thanks for dropping by Exurbanis.

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